Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Position ID:UMass-SOC-LEC [#1960]
Position Title: Professor of Practice
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Area: Sociology
Appl Deadline:2012/11/01 finished (posted 2012/09/18, updated 2013/05/05, listed until 2012/11/28)
Position Description:    

University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Department of Sociology and the Labor Center invite applications for a “Professor of Practice” in Labor Studies position to be appointed Spring 2013 at the earliest. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position. The ideal candidate will have a track record working with the labor movement, broadly defined, and substantial experience with applied research and labor education. A Ph.D. or a Master degree and an extraordinary record of practical accomplishments is required. Specific duties include: 1) Offer training, research, strategic planning, and organizational development assistance to unions, community-based organizations, and NGOs, in collaboration with colleagues in the statewide Labor Extension Program and across the University; 2) Conduct applied research and pursue grants and contracts for labor-related research projects; supervise RAs and collaborate with faculty in Sociology and other social sciences; 3) Write reports and publicize findings through conferences, websites, media outlets in collaboration with statewide and community-based organizations; 4) Support the mission of the Labor Center, including our limited-residency and traditional Master’s degree program, and occasionally teach in those programs. Applications received before November 1st will receive full consideration. Applications should include a CV, letter of application, sample of written work, and three letters of reference. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be accessed at https://academicjobsonline.org. Paper submissions can be sent to Professor Tom Juravich, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, the Labor Center has a deep commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://www.umass.edu/sociol/
413-545-5986
 
Professor Tom Juravich
Recruitment Committee Chair
Department of Sociology, Thompson Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9277

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